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Honda Accord CB, 4 generation 09.1989 - 07.1991

4 generation
(CB) 09.1989 - 07.1991
E-CB1, E-CB2, E-CB3, E-CB4, CB7, CB9
4 generation
This middle-class sedan, equipped with 1.8 - 2 liter engines, in the late 80s and early 90s was the main car of the Honda range and competed with such popular sedans from other Japanese manufacturers as Toyota Corona, Nissan Bluebird and Subaru Legacy. This generation of Honda Accord is already the fourth. Like the previous ones, it was equipped with Honda advanced technologies at that time. Ease of operation, combined with the ease of the machine itself, high driving performance are the attractive side that many competitors of Accord have been deprived of. His “brother” is the Honda Ascot. These two models were sold at different dealerships and had different body designs, but the "filling" they have is exactly the same. This generation Honda Accord, in spite of its graceful appearance, is a practical car, and the interior is spacious and comfortable. The luggage compartment is oversized. At the same time, the “calm” exterior design is characteristic of the level of first-class sedans. Customers were offered several trim levels: starting with the fairly simple versions of EF and EX, with which only a 1.8-liter engine was supplied, to the more advanced EXL and EXL-i trim levels, which already came with a 2-liter engine, and ending with a sports modification 2.0Si - the most powerful version at that time with a 150-horsepower engine. The equipment of expensive trim levels includes disc brakes of all wheels, an electric sunroof, fully automatic air conditioning, cruise control, leather steering wheel, a driver's seat with several adjustments, including height and lumbar support. For Honda Accord, as well as for all cars of the company, the high specific power of engines was always characteristic, which was largely provided by their unique design. On the base models of the 1989 model, F-series 4-cylinder power units were used. The F18A base carburetor engine (SOHC, 16 valves) had a power of 105 hp. at 6000 rpm and a torque of 147 Nm (4000 rpm). Different versions (carburetor, injection) of the two-liter F20A engine (SOHC, 16 valves), the power of which ranged from 110 to 135 hp, were put on a higher grade. The most powerful in the line was a 2-liter version of the engine with two camshafts (DOHC, 16 valves), which was put on a complete set of 2. 0Si. This 150-horsepower engine has a torque reaching 186 Nm at 5000 rpm.

 Front and rear suspension Honda Accord - independent, double wishbone type with anti-roll bars. All models of this generation have front-wheel drive. Transmission - mechanical 5-speed or 4-speed automatic. Separate configurations, starting with EXL, could be equipped with a 4WS suspension, with rear-wheel steering wheels. At low speed, the rear wheels rotate in the direction opposite to the front ones, this allows a pretty decent decrease in the minimum turning radius - from 5.5 m in the standard model to much more acceptable 4.9 m, which is very important in cramped conditions. And when driving at high speed - in a fast turn or when changing lanes in a row on the freeway - the rear wheels with 4WS, on the contrary, turn a small angle in the same direction as the front ones.

 The safety level of this generation Honda Accord by today's standards, of course, is not too high. Not all configurations even had an ABS system. However, the car was equipped with stiffening amplifiers in the doors, and as an additional option for the top versions, a driver airbag and TCS traction control system were offered. In addition, if we talk about versions with 4WS, it also provides additional safety during sharp maneuvers at high speed - the lateral forces acting on the car are reduced and, as a result, the directional stability is increased. The Honda Accord mid-range sedan was popular in many countries around the world. Russia was no exception, where right-hand drive copies of a previous generation were imported in large numbers in the early 90s. This generation, though it marked a significant step forward in terms of comfort and dynamics, is already technically and morally outdated today. But by the way, you can still find worthy instances.
Honda Accord is the main car of the company, the "core" of its lineup. As for the Accord Wagon, in 1991 this car “broke through” into the market of comfortable station wagons, which was opened by a car such as the Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon. Station wagons were very popular at that time, but the Accord Wagon brought originality and freshness to the design in this class. The roof line of the five-door body is the same as the roof of the 4th generation Accord sedan. Therefore, the appearance of the station wagon does not match the classic quadrangle due to the beveled rear pillar of the body, giving its appearance some sportiness. In addition, having a width exceeding 1.7 m, the Accord Wagon body began to correspond to a larger size according to the classification system adopted in Japan, since this car was created for the United States and was delivered to Japan by the Honda Honda “America of America”. For Honda Accord Wagon was provided its own range of trim levels, corresponding to the version adopted for the American market. The advantages of this model include excellent equipment and interior design, which is not found in its competitors. In the standard version, the car has air conditioning, cruise control, a sunroof, a radio with an electronic AM / FM tuner and a touch cassette deck, plus several speakers of the audio system - taking into account the acoustic characteristics of the increased interior size. The car trunk deserves special flattering words - with a large doorway, low loading height and a fairly decent volume. With a large amount of baggage, you can fold the backs of the back row, divided in a 6: 4 ratio, and get a flat cargo area measuring 1240 mm × 1700 mm. In addition, the trunk is equipped with mounting hooks that allow you to securely lock the load. In addition, the standard equipment of the car includes roof rails that can take on an additional trunk from above.

 The Honda Accord station wagon of this generation was equipped with the only power unit - the 2.2-liter F22A, adopted for American models. This engine has a single-cylinder head design, but 16 valves and an electronic fuel injection system PGM-FI. To increase operating efficiency, the engine is equipped with an intake manifold with a variable cross-section, the maximum power is 140 hp. at 5600 rpm. Consuming unleaded fuel (AI-92, AI-95), with this engine the car fits into the fuel consumption of 11 liters per “hundred”.

 Having inherited excellent driving characteristics from the sedan, the Accord Wagon station wagon has a softer and smoother ride, which gives it its own, individual features. Front and rear - independent double wishbone suspension. The car was equipped with an automatic transmission with electronic control and the ability to work in sports mode. Drive - front. Disc brakes front and rear (ventilated front). Wheels on alloy wheels have a dimension of 195 / 60R15.

 Of the systems and tools responsible for safety, the Honda Accord Wagon has ABS and a driver airbag, child seat mounts, three-point seat belts for all seats as standard. In addition - an additional brake light and stiffeners in the doors. Crash test data by the methods of the American companies NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) allow us to judge a decent level of car safety.

 Compared to the sedan and coupe, the Accord station wagon boasts significantly more functionality. In addition, the level of its equipment meets the standard of the top versions. The only thing that can be noted in the negative is that the thrust-weight ratio of the Accord Wagon is still not so high, given the significantly greater weight of the car. Well, taking into account the age of the generation, and also taking into account the realities of the likely operation inherent in all station wagons, the technical condition of each individual instance on the market should be given increased attention.
The chic, stylish medium-sized coupe was designed by the American division of Honda. Therefore, all its main characteristics, of course, correspond to the level of imported cars. Coupe Accord was created in the wake of the popularity of cars of this class. It is made on the basis of a sedan of the same model. Just like the sedan with its low front end, the coupe turned out to be quite attractive. At the same time, to contrast with the Accord, Honda released another coupe with a completely new bodywork - Prelude. However, it was Accord that was very successful in the American market. On the rear pillar of his body you can find the label "Honda of America".
 All configurations of the Honda Accord coupe, released from 1990 to 1992, were based on the “Si” modification, similar to that of the sedan and equipped with a 2-liter 150-horsepower engine, later a model with a 2.2-liter engine was added. The standard equipment level of the Accord coupe in the “Si” configuration suggested the availability of full power accessories, cruise control, and an elegant cassette recorder. Expensive versions of “Si Exclusive” received front fog lights, a rear spoiler, and an electric driver’s seat. You can also note the original interior performance through the use of leather upholstery, leather steering wheel braid, the presence of a sunroof, BOSE audio system, etc. To add luxury, some models had a special body color - Granada black pearl.

 The main power unit for the model is a two-liter F20A engine of a new generation of a twin-cylinder design with four cylinders (4DOHC), the maximum power of which is 150 liters. sec., and the maximum torque - 186 Nm. However, as an alternative since 1992, the 2.2-liter F22A (SOHC) engine has been offered - the same as it was put on the version for North America. This engine has a capacity of 140 hp, but at the same time, a large torque of 192 Nm. Fuel consumption in mixed mode for versions with a two-liter engine is 10.4 liters, for a 2.2-liter - 11 liters per “hundred”.

 Suspension Accord coupe has the same type of construction as the sedan - two-link independent front and rear. The setting is moderately tight, allowing you to enjoy the dynamic characteristics of the model and at the same time comfort. Drive - to the front wheels. All cars were equipped only with an automatic transmission. Disc brakes front and rear (front ventilated) provide excellent braking. Wheels on alloy wheels have a dimension of 195 / 60R15.

 Of the systems and facilities responsible for safety, the Honda Accord comes with ABS and a driver airbag as standard. In addition - an additional brake light and stiffeners in the doors. At one time, crash tests according to the methods of the American companies NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), conducted for this generation Accord coupe and sedan, showed a good level of safety during the frontal test, but unsatisfactory - upon collision from behind. It can be noted that the demand for cars in the coupe in our country has always been low. There is a logical explanation for this - buyers of used cars often pay attention to functionality, wanting to get the maximum from the car for the same money. And having two doors, not four, is crucial. But, on the other hand, this model differs in the level of luxury equipment, and amateurs in any sense of exclusive modifications are much more likely to relate to their cars with increased care. So many of the Accord coupes on the market may still be in pretty good condition.